In my interview with Seattle artist Carrie Schmitt, she told me about her trouble finding an affordable art studio where she could work. The cost of retail space in Seattle was just too high. Instead, she came up with the idea of buying an old school bus and renovating it for her studio. She now has a beautiful space that she calls Rosie the Art Bus. Not only can she take it anywhere she wants to work on her art, but she can also bring it to gallery openings or festivals, and she can sell her products right from the bus. In this episode I talk about other alternative art studio ideas, including live/work spaces, residencies, co-working spaces, and campers, tiny houses and sheds.
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In West Palm Beach Florida, they offer live/work studios at Lot 23.
The Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach offers year-long Artists in Residency programs.
Resartis is a worldwide network of artist residencies. You may find one that interests you there.
Here’s another list of residencies at the Alliance of Artist Communities.
Here’s an article about the 23 best co-working spaces.
And I’ll let you google art studio campers, sheds, and tiny houses. You’ll find lots of photos that will give you some great ideas. Pinterest in particular is a great source of inspiration.
And finally, check out stusu.com, the airbnb of renting studio space.
Let me know if you have any other ideas for alternative studio spaces. Drop me an email, and I’ll include it in these show notes. firstname.lastname@example.org